On Friday 6th of August our school captains, Lyla and Ashlee, accompanied by Ms Irving and Mrs Crofts attended the City of Cockburn’s Hiroshima Day Commemoration. Every year the council recognises the tragedy of Hiroshima by inviting local students, Japanese dignitaries and special guests to participate in a tree planting activity in one of the local parks. This year we planted native trees at Bishop Park in Spearwood. The Mayor and Japanese Consul released two white doves to represent mutual respect and hope for continuing peace. Following the tree planting, we went back to the Council building for a wonderful morning tea and some very tricky origami folding. Lyla coached Ashlee, Mrs Crofts and Ms Irving through the more complicated parts of our “Peace Crane”. It was a very special day and one which makes us pause and reflect on the tragedy that occurred in Hiroshima and the lasting effects of the bomb which devastated the city.